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    My Two-Year-Old Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night

    Felix is 25 months old and isn’t sleeping through the night. And guess what? He never has. In fact, he’s never slept more than four hours without waking up to nurse. Most people don’t know this, because I’ve been in the closet about it for a long time. Here’s how it went: Felix Is 2 […]

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    Rediscovering Carob

    -By Suzanne (“Nana”) Ah, the joys of chocolate. I indulge more frequently now that chocolate (the dark kind, of course) has risen to health-food status. When I first discovered healthy eating (more than 35 years ago), chocolate was a major no-no, and carob was the chosen food for baking desserts. While carob and chocolate have […]

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    Sprouted Carrot Cake with Lemon Maple Icing

    The trick to this cake is tons and tons of cream cheese icing. Sprouted flour can be a bit dry, and the thick and tart icing is the perfect pairing. It is even better when topped with a large scoop of homemade ice cream!

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    Essential Eating in Action

    I enjoy the process of these new health kicks, but often find my motivation waning after a week or so and want to just eat whatever! Generally, I’m really strict for a time and then slowly come to a place of moderation, incorporating some important aspects of the new diet and abandoning those aspects that feel too restrictive.

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    The No Poo Method Doesn’t Stink!

    For the past month, my mom and I have been “washing” our hair twice a week, and that’s with baking powder and apple cider vinegar (see text box below for the no poo method we’re employing). Believe it or not, our hair looks great!

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    Muffins Without the Muffin Top

    Over my many years of dietary permutations, I discovered through experimentation that bread and flour products were compromising my health and my waistline, especially once I reached middle age. So imagine my excitement when—a few years ago—I discovered a new food movement called Essential Eating.

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    The Suzannegelist, Healthy Living Expert

    I have great news! My amazing mother has decided to join me in this endeavor and beef up Gimme the Good Stuff. 8 Things You Need to Know About “The Suzannegelist” Raised in central Pennsylvania, Suzanne Weaver was a soda-drinking, cigarette-smoking lover of disco music and heavy eyeliner when she met my dad, a guitar-strumming […]

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